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Aug 24, 2013 8:00am PDT
, to the cnn newsroom. the top stories we're following at this hour. president obama discusses the syria crisis with his national security team. that after reports the syrian government allegedly used chemical weapons, killing hundreds of people. >>> in california a raging wildfire is exploding in size and spreading inside yosemite national park. >>> plus, it has been 50 years since martin luther king, jr. made his famous "i have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial, and thousands today are gathering on the washington mall to celebrate that historic event. >>> we start in syria where the government is now accusing rebel forces of using chemical weapons. the claim comes as president obama meets with his national security team at the white house to talk about the reports of chemical weapons attacks by the syrian government. syrian state tv says soldiers found chemical weapons in tunnels used by rebels. cnn cannot confirm those claims or the authenticity of these images. the opposition claims government forces launched a nerve gas attack, killing hundreds of civilians. meanwhile a top u.n. offi
CNN
Aug 10, 2013 8:00am PDT
for the warnings. >>> as privacy criticings deman crackdown on surveillance programs, president obama promises to be more open about what they do. it's a move to restore the publ public's confidence. in a news conference, the president promised yesterday more transparency to reassure people the tracking of phone and internet data was not leading to abuses. >> what makes us different from other countries is not simply our ability to secure our nation, it's the way we do it. with open debate and democratic process. in other words, it's not enough for me as president to have confidence in these programs. the american people need to have confidence in them as well. >> president obama also released an nsa document stating that the systems monitor 1.6% of all internet traffic, but analysts review far less than that. just .00004% of globalon line traffic. in less than an hour the president will speak at the disabled american veterans convention. 4,000 guests are expected. let's bring in dan lothian. right now you're on martha's vineyard because that's where the president will eventually end up after
CNN
Aug 24, 2013 12:00pm PDT
about this being the beginning, not the end. on wednesday, president barack obama will be here along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter along with a lot of hollywood celebrities like jamey foxx, oprah winfrey. they will be marking that 50th anniversary i have a dream speech by martin luther king, jr. >> and chris, there were a number of people who you said had been there in 1963 and a lot of folks who had not. give me the idea of some perspectives from so many of these young people who showed up today who perhaps didn't know anything about the struggles that were the focus of that march 50 years ago. >> one thing that really jumped out at me is how many times up on that stage you heard people say -- and it was a lot of times women who said, women didn't speak at this march 50 years ago. and that's something that just sort of, as someone who was born after that time, i was sort of caught by surprise like, wow, okay, in 1963, this was all run by men. today you saw women have a very big presence. we talked to a lot of young people who said, you know, some of the issues
CNN
Aug 17, 2013 8:00am PDT
of civilians. >> our law states a military coup, then aid is cut off. >> president obama won't go that far yet or pull the plug out of $1.3 billion in military assistance the u.s. gives egypt every year. that includes hardware like nya1 abe rams tanks and fighter jets, servicing and technical support as well as military training. cutting aid could cut money to american defense contractors. after all, the u.s. doesn't hand over cash to egypt. it keeps it in a trust fund administered by the treasury department. egypt decides what equipment it wants to buy. like the tank manufacturer inialin lima, ohio. israel, too, is nervous. officials telling cnn that cutting military aid to egypt could hurt israel and the region. egypt is one of only two arab countries along with jordan that made peace with israel in 1978. in israel now sees the egyptian military as the only stable force keeping the country from chaos and extremism. >> egyptian military has helped defend against jihadists, who have been plotting to launch attacks from egypt into israel. >> another possible effect of cutting military aid, weak
CNN
Aug 10, 2013 12:00pm PDT
was burning but the state's request for aid was turned down by the obama administration. 19 firefighters died fighting that fire. it is arizona's deadliest wildfire and governor jan brewer said she is "deeply troubled" by fema's decision. senator john mccain called the rejection of money to rebuild homes and money "a shame." >>> president obama says more help is coming to wounded war vets to get them better educated, more jobs and faster access to medical services. he spoke to hundreds of them at the disabled american veterans national convention and he admitted the backlog of vets medical claims is "unacceptable." >> today i can report that we are not where we need to be but we're making progress. we are making progress. so after years when the backlog kept growing, finally the backlog is shrinking. in the last five months alone, it's down nearly 20%. we're turning the tide. >> a recent report from the center for investigative reporting found that since 2009 when obama took office, the number of veterans waiting more than a year for benefits has skyrocketed 2,000% from 11,000 in 2009 to 245,
CNN
Aug 4, 2013 11:00am PDT
, or north africa. we've actually been asked by an obama administration official not to go into a lot of detail about all of this because it is so sensitive, so serious, it could put things at risk. intercepts are some of the most critical that the u.s. intelligence gathers. what are intercepts? it could be a cell phone conversation, website posting, chat room, a courier message. there's any number of ways that the u.s. would come to have knowledge about intercepted communications, but it looks like it was one of these events in the last two weeks that lead to this growing alarm and lead to several subsequent events. closing down of embassies, the worldwide threat advisory, and, indeed, some u.s. troops being put on a higher state of alert in the region, ready to respond if it were to come to that. fred? >> many to respond within an hour, if they had to pack up and go. >> absolutely. this is now something u.s. marines are prepared to do when ordered. there are marines in southern spain, in southern italy, and onboard three u.s. navy warships off the coast of yemen. those are routine d
CNN
Aug 11, 2013 1:00pm PDT
judge, judge jackson who was appointed by president obama in 2011. and she's going to have to really make a case for whatever she decides. and i do think that there are all kinds of factors that she will consider. the fact that both parents, if they're both in jail who will care for the children, you know, his wife is also going to be sentenced. so is it better to have her at home, on probation, on house arrest? i think she's also going to be burdened with whether or not she has to make sort of a statement about politicians gone awry. >> use this as an example, talking about the power. >> absolutely. >> and we're talking about a family name. >> right. >> which has such great prominence on so many different levels. >> right. i do think he should serve jail time and i think she should too. >> carrie. >> i agree. i think they both should serve some limited jail time. his wife may serve a short sentence for six months. >> does first offense count here? maybe jail time or community service or something -- >> that's a possibility. but i think the court is going to want to teach them more o
CNN
Aug 3, 2013 8:00am PDT
on the u.s. deppmatic compound in benghazi. after that point, the obama administration was criticizeded for not responding strongly enough to that threat. this time, officials say they're acting out of what they call an abundance of caution. something else that's interesting that happened as a result of benghazi. we know the pentagon approved a marine combat team to respopd if there's a crisis. roughly 1500 marines on ships in the red sea. around 500 are split between italy and spain. n now, they are posted there full time. to respond if something happens in the area. that's something different than what happened when that attack in benghazi happened just about 11 months ago. >> thanks so much from washington. >>> the travel alert will impact americans all over the world. nick is live at atlanta's hartsfield jackson airport. so, you've been talking to passengers today. are they saying anything unusual about their travel day? >> if you're traveling dmesically this weekend, you probably won't notice a change at all. we just got back from inside the terminal, it's business as usual. there
CNN
Aug 3, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. the obama administration was severely criticized for not responding strongly to the threat. this time officials are using this phrase. they say they're acting out of an abundance of caution. here's something we do know that affects benghazi. basically there are roughly 1500 marines on ships in the red sea, 500 marines split between italy and spain. they are posted there full-time for the sole purpose of responding if there is an attack in the area. these are marines who could go in the event that these threats turned into actual attacks and be there quicker than they were able to be there at this time last year. >> emily, thanks so much in washington. >>> a travel alert coming out of this really could impact americans for the next month or so. now we go to nick valencia a at atlanta's hart field -- hartsfield-jackson airport. >> lines shouldn't be longer, no more delays because of this travel alert, though the state department does say we should not see any visible changes in security due to this travel warning. i spoke to passengers. we got some mixed reaction. while some were comple
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